Technique supports Musicality. Both support success. Success is the greatest motivator.
In Dr. Marlais’ publications, students learn body-friendly technique from the very beginning. The technique lessons are approachable and not overwhelming. It’s easy for teachers to teach and fun for students to learn. This important technique can easily take your students to the next level of playing and Artistic Personality.
The piano series that Dr. Marlais has developed have become an integral part of piano students’ repertoire across the country and abroad. This comprehensive curriculum gives you and your students the tools and materials that are needed to succeed in piano playing. From the beginner levels to advanced, students learn the core fundamentals of music study, including reading, rhythm, technique, musicality, theory, ear training, sight reading, composition, and repertoire. The repertoire includes classical music, sonatinas, jazz, blues, folk, hymns, spirituals, originals, popular, Christmas, music history, and the contemporary music of living art music composers.
Write, Play, and Hear Your Theory Every Day, Book 2
Book 2 in this series continues helping students learn their theory in the most beneficial way-by combining it withRead More
Write, Play, and Hear Your Theory Every Day, Book 3
Book 3 in this series introduces new concepts such as: ledger lines; intervals up to an octave; major one-octaveRead More
Write, Play, and Hear Your Theory Every Day, Book 4
Book 4 in this series introduces new concepts such as: new time signature 6/8 ; relative minor scales; keyRead More
Write, Play, and Hear Your Theory Every Day, Book 5
In Book 5, students will review Major and minor key signatures, time signatures, notes and rests, Major scales, relativeRead More
Write, Play, and Hear Your Theory Every Day, Book 6
New concepts are: Major, Perfect and minor intervals; 9/8 time signature; sixteenth and eighth note combinations; primary and secondaryRead More
Travels Through Sound
This book expands the standard repertoire with colorful techniques and textures by providing excellent contemporary music that expresses visualRead More
In Recital with Christmas Favorites, Book 1
Designed to help the teacher motivate while also providing a wonderful collection of Christmas favorites, In Recital® with ChristmasRead More
In Recital with Christmas Favorites, Book 2
Book Two of In Recital® with Christmas Favorites covers C major, G major, F major, D minor, and GRead More
In Recital with Christmas Favorites, Book 3
Book Three of In Recital® with Christmas Favorites, like the other books in this series, complement other FJH publicationsRead More
In Recital with Christmas Favorites, Book 4
In Book Four of In Recital® with Christmas Favorites students will learn to play pieces with numerous changes ofRead More
In Recital with Christmas Favorites, Book 5
In Recital® with Christmas Favorites, Book Five is designed to help teachers motivate students while also providing a perfectRead More
In Recital with Christmas Favorites, Book 6
Book Six of In Recital® with Christmas Favorites reinforces concepts such as rhythmic patterns of dotted eighth notes, triplets,Read More
Music Downloads with Variable Speed Playback Now Available!
All of the books that have play-along tracks now include variable speed playback. Just use the scannable code in each book. Compatible with desktop and mobile devices, there is no software to download or install. Access this pedagogical feature anywhere!